The J. B. Shannon business was founded in 1846
by J. B. Shannon, and in 1873 he admitted his four sons to an
interest in the business.
In 1876 J. Jacob Shannon left the old house and
started in business for himself, and in 1908 the company was
incorporated under the name of J. B. Shannon Hardware Company.
Their last location was at the 816 Chestnut Street,
In 1916 the old establishment was liquidated by
We have the pleasure of presenting to you a
large Illustrated Catalogue and Price List of Carpenter's Tools.
The recent extensive enlargement of our Store
has enable us to greatly increase the variety and quality of our
Tools quoted in this catalogue are of the very best makes,
consisting of Disstonís Celebrated Saws, Veit's hand-made
Planes, Bailey's Patent Adjustable Planes, Butcher and Grave's
Chisels and Plane Irons, Pugh's Boring Tools, Beatty's Hatchets,
Barber's and Spofford's Braces taking any size bit without
All goods except by arrangement will be send by
express. Collect on delivery, otherwise the money must accompany
Endeavoring always to keep the price low and
quality good, A continuance of your favors respectfully
J. B. Shannon